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Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 11:26 AM PDT

Jurors Won't Be Sequestered in Next Manafort Trial

Jurors Won't Be Sequestered in Next Manafort Trial

The jury who will hear the next criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will not be sequestered, a federal judge said Tuesday as she began the process of gathering information that will be...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 11:57 AM PDT

Woodward Book Reveals Aides Routinely Undermined President

Woodward Book Reveals Aides Routinely Undermined President

Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward's explosive new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," reveals multiple instances in which top aides went behind President Donald Trump's back to undermine his decisions....

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 03:46 PM PDT

Former Sen. Jon Kyl to Fill John McCain's Seat in US Senate

Former Sen. Jon Kyl to Fill John McCain's Seat in US Senate

A former U.S. senator from Arizona who is now a lobbyist helping guide the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was named Tuesday to temporarily fill the Senate seat left open by the death...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 11:01 AM PDT

Protesting Dems Interrupt Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation

Protesting Dems Interrupt Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation

Democratic senators interrupted the start of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing Tuesday, arguing that they were not given pertinent documents and that some were kept hidden.

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 10:47 AM PDT

California GOP Attorney General Nominee Faces Ethics Panel

California GOP Attorney General Nominee Faces Ethics Panel

Republicans' nominee for California state attorney general is facing an ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Former judge Steven Bailey is accused of using his office to further his...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 01:19 PM PDT

EPA Watchdog Faults Pruitt's $3.5M Security Costs

EPA Watchdog Faults Pruitt's $3.5M Security Costs

The Environmental Protection Agency failed to document any threats or security risks that warranted spending more than $3.5 million on unprecedented around-the-clock bodyguards for then-chief Scott Pruitt,...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 05:42 AM PDT

Facebook Talks 'Arms Race' to Protect Users Before Midterms

Facebook Talks 'Arms Race' to Protect Users Before Midterms

Facebook plans to build a physical "war room" to coordinate response in real time to foreign interference in November's midterm elections, the company's head of civic engagement told NBC News. Samidh Chakrabar...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 07:02 AM PDT

Lewinsky Walks Off Stage After 'Off Limits' Clinton Question

Lewinsky Walks Off Stage After 'Off Limits' Clinton Question

Monica Lewinsky said Tuesday that she walked offstage at a Jerusalem speaking event because of an interviewer's "off limits" question about former President Bill Clinton. The former White House intern turned...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 04:32 AM PDT

Mad About Trump: A Country Divided and Trump in the Middle

Mad About Trump: A Country Divided and Trump in the Middle

With the pivotal midterm elections two months away, President Donald Trump's drastic reconfiguration of the political landscape shows no sign of subsiding, NBC News reported. Trump's election and presidency...

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 at 05:20 PM PDT

Rancorous, Partisan Start for Kavanaugh High Court Hearing

Rancorous, Partisan Start for Kavanaugh High Court Hearing

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared fervently at his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday the court "must never, never be viewed as a partisan institution." But that was at the end of a marathon day...

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